Tags: space

IAMAW Opens Negotiations With Lockheed Martin

Wed. March 09, 2016

IAMAW negotiators sat down with Lockheed Martin management to open negotiations in Fort Worth, TX. International President Bob Martinez, who hails from District 776, was part of the team that included Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin, Headquarters General Vice President Rickey Wallace and Aerospace Coordinator Terry Smith. The current contract expires July 3.

Paris Air Show 2013

Mon. July 01, 2013

The machines in the sky were breathtaking but it was the work being done on the ground by union members from across the globe that is going to change the future.

Flying Into The Future

Fri. May 03, 2013

At this year's Aersopace Conference it was a time to gather the highy skilled men and women of the IAM to map out plans to keep workers and this industry on top.

The Provine Team

Fri. February 08, 2013

Meet Clayton and Johnny Provine.  A father and son team who work together on the F18 Super Hornet at Boeing in St. Louis.

Taking on Lockheed in MD!

Thu. June 07, 2012

Just like in Fort Worth, the Lockheed workers in Maryland have a message for the company.

Ain't No Way!!

Mon. May 21, 2012

There's no argument among the more than 3,700 Machinists members of Lockheed Martin about what has to be done.  Bottom line is the company's last, best and final just wasn't good enough.

Aerospace and Labor Join to Save U.S. Jobs

Fri. April 20, 2012

‘60 Minutes’ Talks with Florida Shuttle Workers

Tue. April 03, 2012

For 44 years, the CBS television news magazine ‘60 Minutes’ has set the bar for high-quality investigative reporting. Continuing the tradition, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley traveled to Bevard County, FL, where more than 7,000 men and women, many of them IAM members, lost their jobs when President Obama and NASA cancelled the manned space program.

Cut A Trillion, Lose A Million

Fri. October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011 - Cut a trillion from defense spending and you will lose a million jobs.  That's the news coming from aerospace experts and labor leaders in DC this week.

Breaking faith with jobless Americans over an applause line

Fri. September 30, 2011

The president seems to have forgotten all about these people, who are trying to get by in an economy that is shedding as many jobs as it creates. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the aviation industry has been among the hardest hit. America's aviation manufacturers shipped a total of more than 6,000 airplanes in 2007 and 2008. The total for 2010 was 1,334. Net factory billings fell to less than $8 billion last year from more than $13 billion in 2008, retrenchment to a level not seen since 2004. The biggest losers have been industry workers who have lost their jobs.

United Launch Alliance Negotiation Prep

Tue. August 23, 2011

Local Lodges at Cape Canaveral AFS, FL, Decatur, AL and Vandenberg AFB, CA are preparing for tough negotiations with the United Launch Alliance.  The 900 IAM members build, maintain and launch Atlas and Delta rockets that lift U.S. space vehicles.

IAM Salutes Those Who Made the Shuttle Soar

Tue. August 16, 2011

Near the end of 2009, the Machinists News Network (MNN) ran a story about the IAM members who worked as part of NASA’s shuttle program. These were the men and women who made sure, time and time again, that manned space flight took our breaths away.

UPDATE: IAM's Journey to Space

Mon. August 15, 2011

August 15, 2011 - This video is a thank to all the members of the labor movement that worked as part of NASA's shuttle program over the years.  Your dedication and service to this great American industry will not be forgotten.

Hawker Beechcraft Employees Say YES

Thu. August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 - Wichita, Kansas is known as the air capitol of the world.  So when the 2,600 local lodge members from Hawker Beechcraft say yes to a new contract, it's big news for a city that depends on aerospace to thrive.

Pensions Preserved in Hawker Beechcraft Contract

Tue. August 09, 2011

Local 733 members in Wichita, KS ratified a new agreement with Hawker Beechcraft by a 69 percent margin. The five-year contract protects jobs and preserves the defined-benefit pension plan for current and future employees.

Register Now for IAM Aerospace Conference

Tue. August 09, 2011

The deadline for reduced rate hotel reservations for the 2011 IAM Aerospace Conference is August 25. Local and District Lodges can reserve rooms by calling the Hilton Nashville Downtown directly at 615-620-2150, or toll free at 1-800-HILTONS.

Download the call letter and registration form here!

Make Plans to Attend 2011 IAM Automotive Conference

Tue. August 09, 2011

The 2011 IAM Automotive Conference is scheduled for October 15-18 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Registration will take place Saturday, October 15, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday morning from 8:00 to 9:00. The Conference begins Sunday, October 16, at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

Download the call letter here!

Final Farewell to Space Shuttle Program

Thu. July 21, 2011

Today’s landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis marks the end of NASA’s shuttle program that started with the first launch in 1981. Tens of thousands of workers, including IAM members, played key roles in building, launching and maintaining the shuttle fleet.

Atlantis Launch Marks End of Shuttle Era

Thu. July 07, 2011

The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of U.S. manned space flight for years to come and leave thousands of dedicated U.S workers out of jobs.

Pensions Preserved for Machinists at Arnprior Aerospace

Thu. June 02, 2011

Members of Local 1542 in Arnprior, ON, recently concluded contract negotiations with Arnprior Aerospace and were able to turn back company proposals that sought to reduce wages, cut holidays and eliminate pensions for current and future employees.

Despite assistance from a provincial mediator, the company continued to propose terms that eliminated pensions for new hires as well as severe penalties for early retirees. Following a recommendation from their Bargaining Committee, members of Local 1542 rejected the company proposal and voted overwhelmingly to strike.

Column: Is Obama grounding JFK's space legacy?

Wed. May 25, 2011

By Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan

"First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."—President John F. Kennedy, Joint Session of Congress, May 25, 1961

Wichita Paves the Way

Fri. December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 - When the Machinists and Spirit Aerosystems came together to approach the bargaining table in a new way, it literally changed the labor-management relationship.

Mexico Outsourcing Conference in Seattle is Cancelled

Tue. November 30, 2010
On November 23, MexicoNow organizers announced they were cancelling their Mexico Aerospace Outsourcing conference scheduled for December 2 at the Seattle Airport Hilton because of planned protests being coordinated by IAM District 751.

Seattle Machinists to Protest Mexico Outsourcing Conference

Thu. November 18, 2010
If organizers of a conference to encourage aerospace companies to relocate to Mexico don’t cancel their plans, IAM District 751 stands ready to protest outside the event.

IAM Charges Illegal Use of Katrina Relief Funds

Tue. November 16, 2010
The IAM is calling for an investigation into the growing practice by Gulf Coast states of using federal disaster relief funds to persuade established manufacturing facilities to relocate from other states.

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